Smashing Pumpkins Live at Roxy Theatre on 1992-12-11
- Smashing Pumpkins
08. Cherub Rock
09. Drown > Hummer (tease)
10. Suffer, I Am One (tease), Communication Breakdown [Led Zeppelin] (tease), Sweet Leaf [Black Sabbath] (tease)
11. Hello Kitty Kat
12. > Over the Rainbow [Washington/Harline] (tease)
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|Country Death Song (tease)|
|Drown > Hummer (tease)|
|Hello Kitty Kat|
|Over the Rainbow (tease)|
- 2010-04-08 23:50:32
- Hi8 master > DAT > CDR-1 > EAC > FLAC
- Atlanta, GA
- Run time
- Audience Hi8
- Roxy Theatre
Subject: Surprise Show Opening for Drivin' 'N' Cryin'
At this show, the band were using Drivin' 'N' Cryin's instruments, which is why Billy can be heard saying "We have to make Kevin's guitar work", after the opening acoustic/electric hybrid version of Today. Kevn(sic) Kinney was/is DNC's lead vocalist and guitarist, which means that either Billy or James were using his guitar.
The band's performance is just under 50 minutes, which makes sense given that it was an opening slot. Given that the Pumpkins' appearance was a surprise, the occasion was a benefit for the homeless, and the venue was most likely filled with fans expecting to hear something along the lines of DNC's style of country/rock, it would explain why songs like Silverfuck and Geek USA were not played, and why mellower songs like Suffer (which hadn't been performed at previous shows in Europe) were included alongside some of the more dramatic songs (Luna, Spaceboy, Disarm) from the new album. Apart from Quiet, the set is pretty much angst-free.
Sound quality is rough, but still an amazing document of the band performing their final live show of 1992, during the recording of Siamese Dream. If you can make it through the recording, listen for Billy's variation on the "Rocket" solo guitar riff near the end of the song. Just a slight change in syncopation. The immediate transition from Disarm straight into Rocket is a nice touch too, which almost makes you wish that the songs were joined together that way on the album.
Worth a download for the significance, but don't expect to be wowed by the audio quality.
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